17th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government through the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum has supported the purchase of a drone for Project Seagrass. The equipment will be used to map Scotland’s seagrass habitats and support community mapping and habitat restoration projects.
16th September 2021 by MS Communications
River temperature is a critical control on Atlantic salmon populations which are adapted to live in relatively cool water.
27th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Does marine litter concern correlate with changing habits? Our colleagues conducted a study on this subject – they share their insights here.
14th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
This week is Shark Week and today we’re celebrating Shark Awareness Day. Did you know that there are over 30 species of sharks, skates and rays recorded in Scottish waters? Sharks are part of the elasmobranch family, which includes skates and rays. The flapper skate is the most endangered skate species in the North East Atlantic.
13th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Today is Plastic Bag Free Day, a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags. So, to acknowledge this day, we’d like to highlight some of the important work that we, in Marine Scotland, do to reduce the amount of plastic and marine litter from entering our amazing aquatic environment.
8th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) present a problem for marine ecosystems, associated industries and societies across the world, including Scotland.
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has just published the first Global HAB Status Report (GHSR), Marine Scotland was one of the contributors.
24th May 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
A campaign has launched to help raise awareness of American lobster.
5th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
To celebrate British Science Week 2021 Marine Scotland has produced some new videos to put the spotlight on the importance of our seas, oceans and freshwaters. So join us to learn more about the seas and climate change and to find out what it’s like working in the lab. These talks are suitable for Secondary 2 to 6 pupils.
28th July 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
New insights on seabird behaviour and best practice methods for licensing will help government and industry better understand the implications of marine renewables on seabirds.
11th June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Last December, after two years of technical planning work, stakeholder engagement, drafting, revising, re-drafting and several sleepless nights the ‘draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy’ was published and open for public consultation, meeting a Programme for Government commitment. Over 350 people attended across all of the events, including; community councillors, elected members, local…